The Yakima Health District is holding a free COVID-19 vaccine clinic Friday, April 16 at West Valley Community Park. The event will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. All those who are 16-years-old or older are eligible to receive the vaccine. West Valley Community Park is located at 1323 South 80th Avenue in Yakima. 

On Thursday state health officials urged everyone to get the vaccine to avoid more deaths and hospitalizations. Governor Jay Inslee says the state of Washington is on the "cusp" of a fourth COVID-19 wave of infection and he's urging everyone to get vaccinated. The governor says the state is seeing 1,000 cases a day a big change from the 700 a day the state was recording during the month of February. On Monday Governor Jay Inslee announced three counties, Pierce, Whitman and Cowlitz counties were moving from Phase 3 to Phase 2 on Friday because of growing caseloads of COVID-19. Something he says is happening around the state threatening other counties that are in Phase 3 like Yakima County. The counties that move back to Phase 2 face more restrictions on restaurants, gyms and retail stores. Inslee is urging everyone to conduct business and socialize outside to stop the further spread of the virus.

Health officials urge you to stay home if you have a fever of 100.4 or have muscle aches, new fatigue, throat pain, congestion, runny nose, shortness of breath or a cough.
Vaccinations are also available at Yakima's State Fair Park.

Click on the link to make an appointment for a vaccine at State Fair Park. https://prepmod.doh.wa.gov/

Mobile sites are also in operation throughout the Yakima Valley part of the Drive-Thru site at Yakima's State Fair Park. So far that site has vaccinated more than 6,000 people.

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